LION IS THE FOUNDING PARTNER OF CANCER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN, NOT IN OUR HOUSE
The increased risk of cancer in firefighters is no longer a debate due to their increased exposure to carcinogens – and we want to do something about it.
Since 2002, more than 60 percent of career firefighters, added to the IAFF memorial of LODD’s, have died from cancer. Scientists equate the rise of cancer-related deaths with firefighters to the synthetic materials now used in homes. Not only do they burn more quickly, the building materials, furniture and paint found in today’s structures can release carcinogens that can cause cancer when burned.
MAKING SAFETY A PRIORITY
The Fire Service Occupational Cancer Alliance has developed a committee to make cancer in the fire service their top priority. We are serious about amplifying their work and helping our customers make safety a priority before, during, and after the call.
TAKE THE PLEDGE
Not in Our House calls for firefighters to take a pledge to do all they can to keep themselves and their team safe. Take the pledge now!
Find available resources, education and an outlet to share your story in relation to cancer and firefighting on the Not in Our House website.